Come and join us for our Early Years Open Afternoon on Friday, 2nd March at 1:30 p.m.

On show will be balloon modelling, yoga, music, art, outdoor learning, puppetry and storytelling, a slime station and PE!

The afternoon is designed for families with children aged 0–7 years. Parents and children will have the opportunity to look around the Early Years Department (Primary 1-3), see the children at work and meet the staff. 

EY thumbTo register your attendance, please click here alternatively please E: or T: 0131 653 4570

The invitation can be downloaded here .

10 reasons to choose Loretto Junior School.

The Early Years (5 - 7 years) is based at Eskbank, while the Nippers (8 - 12 years) is at North Esk Lodge. The latter is the school’s busy hub for pupils, situated on a site close enough to the Senior School to share its facilities, but separate enough to allow its pupils to feel secure and happy in their own independent environment. The Loretto Nursery (0 - 5 years) is also located close by.

For pupils and teachers alike, Loretto is a truly special place. That is because it combines the best of both worlds.

On the one hand, there is the closeness and friendliness of a small and friendly school; on the other, despite our modest size – we are a school that’s big on heart, big on ambition and big on opportunity. 

Echoing that unique combination of qualities is the School’s enviable location. While very close to Edinburgh and enjoying all the advantages that offers, there is also a community feel to life here.

We are a school that offers the space and opportunity for everyone to find their own route to success – whether in academic achievement, sport, art, music, drama or other activities.

Put simply, at Loretto, every individual matters – wherever their talents, interests and ambitions lie.

That is not just a guiding ethos, it is a practical reality. The School’s size and campus enables pupils, aged 5–12, to enjoy the freedom of their childhood within a safe and caring environment, while small classes allow all children the chance to discover and develop their talents, whilst receiving maximum individual attention.

While pupils are our priority, we do not forget the parents. Our aim is to be as flexible as possible to fit in with your busy schedules. 

Loretto Junior School offers an outstanding all round education and is well known for its emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit.


Why choose Loretto Junior School?

Loretto Junior School is a caring, supportive community where we aim to unlock and fulfil each pupil's full potential as an individual.

1.First-class academic results.

2.A seamless co-education from 0-18

3.Small class sizes and specialist teaching from an early age.EY pic1

4.Unique, friendly, inspiring and nurturing family atmosphere and a sense of community.

5.An unrivalled setting. We provide a safe, spacious and stimulating environment.

6.An innovative School. We have our own radio station, ‘Loretto Radio’, exceptional Golf opportunities, a Forest School and we are an All-Steinway School, for example.

7.An extended day and wrap around care.

8.Fantastic first class sporting, music, drama and arts opportunities every day with optional activities on a Saturday morning.

9.Outstanding pastoral care which instills politeness, discipline, and integrity.

10.A long history of tradition and excellence.


Don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what others say;

Education Scotland Inspection

“….pupils are friendly, courteous, articulate, hardworking and committed to the Lorettonian vision and values of developing mind, body and spirit for the modern world….”

“The School and nursery have a clear sense of direction focussed on supporting all children and young people to achieve the best they can and to be well prepared for life after school.”

“…pupils are highly motivated respond very well to high expectations demanded of them in class”

“…..children and young people are exceptionally well supported in their learning beyond the normal school timetable….”

Good Schools’ Guide and Tatler’s Schools Guide

“The School has always had something of an edge’’

“Super school.”

“…unashamedly academic…”

“…a family school…”

“….extra help tailored to child…”

“Science lab and computer room linked via cable to the communications and resource centre in senior school….”

“Small enough to gentle those in need of nurturing and big enough to compete with the rest of the Scottish pack….”

Now even more convenient than ever – we now run 11 daily bus routes;

• Route 1a –North Berwick train station/Direlton/Longniddry

• Route 1b NB Rugby Club/Westerdunes Park/ Abbotsford Road/Fenton/Drem

• Route 2 –Gullane/Port Seton

• Route 3 –Haddington

• Route 4 – Gifford

• Route 5a – Earlston

• Route 5b – Galashiels

• Route 6 – Eskbank

• Route 7 Roslin/Loanhead/Bonnyrigg

• Route 8 – Edinburgh
• Route 9 – Archerfield/Aberlady

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